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Freshman Justin Woods and junior Braden Tanner won the Varsity Dramatic Duet Acting event at the Charleston Invitation Tournament Saturday. This is Woods’ first year and tournament as part of the LCHS Speech Team and Tanner’s second year, having qualified for state competition in his debut year.





LCHS Speech team places sixth at Charleston Invitational

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[November 18, 2014]  LINCOLN - The LCHS Speech team sent 15 of the 22 entered events into the final round and improved this weekend to 6th place at the Charleston Invitation Tournament Saturday with several finalists, including junior Braden Tanner and freshman Justin Woods winning the varsity Dramatic Duet Acting event.

“To say we were overwhelmed with the number of finalists is an understatement,” said Jennifer Keith, head coach. “We are blessed with a great amount of young talent this year.”

Varsity finalists in addition to the DDA champs were: sophomore Claire Conrady, 2nd in Original Comedy and juniors Colton Clark and McKenzie Landers, 4th in Humorous Duet Acting. Both events are junior varsity entries but performed well enough to be bumped up to the varsity finals. Conrady and junior Zac McCray also placed 5th in Dramatic Duet Acting and McCray was 6th in Dramatic Interpretation as well.

Finalists at the Charleston Invitation Saturday from the LCHS Speech Team are: Belle Smith, 2nd in Junior Varsity Oratorical Declamation and 2nd in Junior Varsity Informational Speaking; Claire Conrady, 2nd in Varsity Original Comedy and 5th in Varsity Dramatic Duet Acting with partner Zac McCray; McCray, also 6th in Varsity Dramatic Interpretation; Lena Stapleton, 2nd in Junior Varsity Dramatic Interpretation; McKenzie Landers, 4th in Varsity Humorous Duet Acting with partner Colton Clark; Shelby Harrison, 3rd in Junior Varsity Original Comedy and 5th in Junior Varsity Special Occasion Speaking; back: Caleb White, 6th in Junior Varsity Prose Speaking; Reagen Tibbs, 3rd in Junior Varsity Extemporaneous Speaking; Braden Tanner and Justin Woods, Champions in Varsity Dramatic Duet Acting; Clark, 2nd in Junior Varsity Special Occasion Speaking; and Madeline Phillis, 6th in Junior Varsity Poetry Reading and 7th in Junior Varsity Oratorical Declamation.

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Junior Varsity finalists were: Clark, 2nd in Special Occasion Speaking; sophomore Belle Smith, 2nd in both Oratorical Declamation and Informational Speaking; junior Madeline Phillis was 6th in Poetry and 7th in Oratorical Declamation; sophomore Reagen Tibbs was 3rd in Extemporaneous Speaking; junior Lena Stapleton was 2nd in Dramatic Interpretation; sophomore Caleb White was 6th in Prose Reading; and junior Shelby Harrison was 3rd in Original Comedy and 5th in Special Occasion Speaking.

The team travels to Metamora on Saturday to compete with 24 other teams, the largest tournament of the season.

[Jennifer Keith, LCHS Speech Coach]

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